Sunday, September 14, 2014

Getting Even

When we were kids, questions of right and wrong were presented to us in simplistic terms that kids could understand. It was right to treat elders with respect and to help your smaller siblings. It was wrong to throw your pureed carrots on the wall and throw a hissy fit.

Adults soon learn that right and wrong are seldom that clear. In any violent conflict, there will be equities on both sides. So, if both sides have credible claim to having been injured by the other, the only one who could blame them for getting even is the one who rejected the entire concept of getting even.


Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Getting Even by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Devil's Worship Space

As we watch the Middle East collapse into brutal violence, there are calls for the use of American military force to quiet the violence. Jesus once asked how the devil could cast out the devil. We might ask the same question of our certainty that violence and destruction can be cast out by violence and destruction. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Devil's Worship Space by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Lord and Woody Guthrie

We have a lot of comfortable Christians in America. America is, in the context of the rest of the world and all the world's history, a comfortable place to be. What does it mean to a comfortable Christian to suggest that he or she take off their shoes and stand on ground that's likely to hurt your feet? How sensible is that? The Lord and Woody Guthrie, however, see it differently.   Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Lord and Woody Guthrie by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Unseen Hands

Think of history as an infinitely large field of dominoes, each standing on end. Our large plans shake the dominoes and inevitably cause damage, but the unseen hand of God, working through an astonishing cast of nobodies, knows the precise domino to topple to cause the rest to fall into God's plans. The first gift of wisdom is humility.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Unseen Hands by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

An Apology

I am so very sorry, but the heavens opened up and flooded our home this weekend. I'll do my best to get Sunday's  sermon posted by tomorrow.

Pastor Stewart

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Evolution

No...not that kind of evolution. How do you think about Jesus? Was He a magical sort of creature dropping miracles behind him like a wealthy man with a hole in his pocket, or was he a fully human man? That was the decision the church reached in 451 C.E., that  Jesus Christ is “fully human and fully divine, one person in two natures, without confusion and without change, without separation and without division.” What does that mean, that Jesus was "fully human"?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Evolution by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Unlikely People

Big doin's at the Chapel of St. Arbuck! They've done a complete restoration, inside and out, and as you might have anticipated, it was not without conflict between the Archbishop and the Sexton. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. to learn all about it in this week's sermon, Unlikely People by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.